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German, 18th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver.

According to Ris Paquot, this monogram appears on a map of the town of Misnia, in the Cosmography of Münster.

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Engraver, print publisher.

Pieter Boudewyn van der Aa worked in Leiden from 1700 to 1750. He was both an artist and a businessman and published a number of catalogues for his business, notably in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active Milanese, active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Engraver, draughtsman.

A little-known artist who produced a certain number of etchings of battles and allegorical subjects based on his own drawings.

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763, in Exeter; died 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, natural history (animals/insects).

John White Abbott took up painting initially as a hobby but became well known for his landscapes with animals and human figures. He was particularly influenced by the lesser Dutch masters, notably Peter de Laes. His work sufficiently impressed contemporaries such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West that they urged him to exhibit at the Royal Academy, and he submitted work to the Academy between ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1720, in Zerbst; died c. 1790, in Darmstadt.

Miniaturist, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman.

Brother of E. H. Abel, Ernst August Abel was a rootless artist in his early career. He lived and worked in London, Hamburg, Paris and Frankfurt. In ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1763.

Engraver.

A pupil of Johann von Muller, later appointed to the royal court of Württemberg in Stuttgart. Among his best works are the engravings he did for Reiter's work on the trees of Germany (approximately 125 plates).

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 August 1764, in Aschach; died 1818, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver. Mythological subjects, portraits.

Joseph Abel's remarkable abilities became evident at a very early age. Taken on by Füger, he made such rapid progress that he was soon painting. He caught the attention of the head of the Czartoryski family, who took the young artist to Poland. There he did various works before moving to Rome, arriving in ...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Engraver.

A pupil of Huber in Basel, he was a hard-working artist with good taste. Probably active in Winterthur. Nagler confuses him with Johann Aberli.

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Jeanne-Marie Horat-Weber

Swiss painter, draughtsman and engraver. In 1741 he moved to Berne, where he took drawing lessons with Johann Grimm (1675–1747), whose school of drawing he took over in 1747. He visited the Bernese Oberland with Emanuel Handmann, Christian Georg Schütz (1718–91) and Friedrich Wilhelm Hirt (...